Kimi
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Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:59 am

Re: Roof racks for 2013 Japanese import

Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:05 am

Hi guys. We have the same issue. Anyone got it sorted yet?

rleeke
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Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:27 pm

Re: Roof racks for 2013 Japanese import

Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:33 pm

I'm in NZ, also with a 2013 Japanese import. Did anyone find a good answer? I'm guessing not as the thread went quiet a few months ago.

rleeke
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Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:27 pm

Re: Roof racks for 2013 Japanese import

Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:31 pm

Finally got it sorted.

I got a pair of ProRack S-Wing bars with fitting kit K537. The fitting kit has little metal pieces that hook into the insertion points on the track on the car. But they actually wouldn't quite go in - I had to tweak the ends that hook in to bend then out by about 1mm before they would go in. I just squeezed them in a vice.
I heard from the dealer I bought them from that ProRack know about this issue and said that it is possible to make them fit by bending them like that - but that it invalidates the warranty. Here's hoping I don't have to make a warranty claim. They feel absolutely solid on the car, so I'm not worried.

ianpop
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Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Roof racks for 2013 Japanese import

Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:14 pm

I ended up with (I think) the same resolution.

I couldn't find a K537 fitting kit (Covid supply chain issues) but the Mt Maunganui Roof Rack Centre (New Zealand) installed Prorack through bars for $550, which is pretty close to what I'd get the racks and fitting kit for anyway, but with a warranty on the install.

He said that they used the previous model's fitting kit (which is the K537) but it wasn't officially supported. I didn't see if they had to modify the clips.

PauloNZ
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Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:51 pm

Re: Roof racks for 2013 Japanese import

Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:55 am

I just installed the S27 Aero bars and K677 mount kit. The car has those same flat brackets but got around that by drilling and tapping an M6 hole in the brackets to fit the M6 grub screws. Fits nicely and can be removed easily.

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